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From "Keith Chew SL" <>
Subject RMI interface
Date Tue, 10 Sep 2002 14:03:01 GMT

I noticed that a RemoteSearchable has been developed. I was hoping that it
will coincide with what I am trying to achieve. Let me describe my scenario

I have a cluster of JSP containers, each on different physical PCs. This
makes it hard to use lucene for each instance, as it is based on the
filesystem. Since the search feature of my application is quite small and
lucene is very fast, it would be ok to setup one instance of lucene on a
physical box. The idea was to expose the critical functions of lucene as RMI
calls, eg:
- Create index
- Remove Index
- Search

Now, all JSP containers can talk to the "Lucene Search Server" via RMI and
perform search functionalities. Does this approach sound feasible? Is anyone
currently working in this area? Are there simpler alternatives?

I was looking at the SqlDirectory class, but decided against using it
because it has not been tested sufficiently, and lucene is really developed
to work well with the file system.

Any feedback would be appreciated.


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